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International Co-operative Education

There are opportunities for co-operative education students to participate in programs at Universities abroad. Eligibility, criteria and procedures are determined by faculties. Student inquiries should be directed to the appropriate faculty member.

Co-op Japan Program

The Co-op Japan Program is a national, multi-university program established in 1991 under the auspices of the Federal Government Pacific 2000 Japan Science and Technology Fund.

The goal of the program is to develop a pool of young Canadian engineers and scientists with hands-on experience in Japanese industrial engineering and research practices. By enabling university students to develop an understanding and appreciation of Japanese industry and by providing Japanese companies with the opportunity to take advantage of highly skilled and motivated students, the Co-op Japan Program encourages long term opportunities for scientific and industrial exchange between Canada and Japan.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students currently enrolled, full-time in engineering, science, or computer science programs
  2. Minimum academic performance B+ or 75% average
  3. Minimum 8 months prior related work experience
  4. Time commitment: 8-12 months
  5. Minimum age: 19 years
  6. Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada
  7. English language fluency

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